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  • Dr. Francis Collins (AP Photo)

    NIH, drug companies will partner to expedite new medication

    The National Institute of Health on Tuesday announced a partnership with a handful of major drug companies on a project to dramatically reduce the time it takes to create and market medications that treat debilitating diseases.

  • A mother chimpanzee relaxes with her baby at Chimp Haven in Keithville, La., on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. The Fish and Wildlife Service says it wants to protect chimpanzees as endangered both in captivity and in the wild, a move that could affect the use of chimps in medical research. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    NIH to slash number of chimps in research

    The federal government said Wednesday it will send 310 chimpanzees into early retirement because of new opinions on whether it's moral to use the prized primates for biomedical research.

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